As a Seafront Officer you will work within the dynamic seafront team, helping to ensure the 8 miles of Brighton & Hove Seafront is a safe, clean and controlled environment for residents, visitors and traders.
About the role
Seafront Officers supervise the seasonal Beach Lifeguard team and provide professional help, advice and assistance to seafront users. You will need a valid UK recognised beach lifeguard qualification and experience of beach lifeguarding.
The Seafront Office works alongside many other council departments, organisations and agencies. Strong communication skills are vital.
A flexible approach to working hours and weekend shifts is required.
We need a practical team player, who is also confident to use their own initiative when lone working.
Patrolling the seafront on foot, manual handling tasks and responding to emergency situations means you need to have an excellent level of physical fitness, be a strong swimmer and enjoy working in all weather conditions.
Experience of dealing with challenging and stressful situations is important.
Key responsibilities; promotion of sea safety, respond to first aid incidents, commitment to health and safety, management of contractors, administrative tasks, enforcement of bye laws and daily seafront patrols.
Interview date: week commencing Monday 8th February 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Chris Ingall - Seafront Operations Manager on 01273 292716
TO APPLY - as part of your application, you will need to answer some branching questions. To help you, some guidance has been attached to the advert below.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
A competitive salary
Career average pension scheme
An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
A range of other staff benefits
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